This Saturday (7 May 2017), join us at Appleton Thorn Village Hall for our annual May Fayre. Afternoon tea with stalls and games. We look forward to seeing you!
This year sees the 130th Anniversary of St Cross Church, Appleton Thorn. We are celebrating 130 years of serving the community with a weekend of events on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th. Please come and join us!
Eirlys Jessop, Reader at St Cross Church, cuts the birthday cake after our service to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
We look forward to welcoming Bishop Libby to St Cross on the morning of Mothering Sunday! Bishop Libby, the Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester, was the first woman ever to be consecrated as a Bishop in the Church of England. We are very excited that she has been able to find time, in her very busy diary, to come and share a morning service with us.
The service is at 10:30AM on Sunday 6th March 2016 at St Cross Church, Appleton Thorn. For further details, please phone the vicarage (01925 730276).
Anyone who couldn’t make it to St Cross Church on the evening of 13th December missed a very special occasion. I think we all went home tingling from an evening which included beautiful singing from the joint choir and music which reflected modern works, and also brought a flavour of ‘the olden days’ with a small group of young musicians and all the well-known carols, which we sang heartily. The musical arrangements were very skilfully brought about by Rose Jewell. Representatives from the local community read the Bible readings; from the primary school, the prison, pre-school, nursery and Parish Council as well as a Churchwarden and a faithful member of the Sunday Club.
The whole event was a great pleasure; lots of smiling and congratulations followed. If we weren’t warm enough from singing, there was the traditional mulled wine before we made our way home. Well done everybody!!
The Church was beautifully decorated, too. The school children, pre-school, nursery and Sunday Club had adorned small Christmas Trees, and their contributions are gratefully received.
Joan Shaw, on behalf of St Cross congregation.
Not sure we’ll see the church looking like this over the Christmas period, but it does look beautiful in the snow!
St Cross Christmas Fayre
Our Fayre was opened by our church warden Kath Fowler, who introduced several children from Appleton Thorn choir who sang carols beautifully for us. I would like to say Thank You to everyone who donated, helped and supported the Fayre it turned out to be a really good afternoon, lots of new and friendly faces. We welcomed the gardeners from YOI who brought a colourful array of plants and planters to sell.
After the raffle was drawn, the 200 club was drawn, which is run by Mr Syd Edwards
More new members would be welcome, congratulations to all who won. Lots of generous spending and a well-earned cup of tea and cake afterwards earned our church funds with a grand total of £834-39.